My question involves real estate located in the State of: GA
Not really a property line dispute, per se, but here is the issue. I live in a rural area. A person who lives in a house near my pasture has paid for an outdoor utility light that was placed on a utility pole in my pasture about 20 feet from the line. It has been there a long time. The light shines directly down onto my property, and I guess the guy who has been paying for it has been happy with the spillover since he's been paying for it for several years.
I no longer want the light shining down on my property. At first the utility said it was simple, then they wanted me to pay for a new pole in the guy's yard and put up some resistance, saying they rent the space on their poles. I told them they didn't have to move the pole, and they could even attach the light to the pole, but they need to find a 20-30 foot bracket to stretch the dang light over into the guy's yard so it is shining where it is supposed to shine. I talked to an attorney who said it was a no-brainer, you can't pay for a utility light located on another person's property. His reasoning was, if it was new service, they would ask the guy where he wants to put his light and locate it accordingly, and if he said wanted it on someone else's property then they would obviously say, "No." BTW, I never agreed to the light, it's just been there a long time. And the guy's electric service doesn't even run off this pole, just the outdoor light.
The utility is supposed to call tomorrow, and I think when they heard my attorney's opinion it will all work out fine (seems obvious), but thought I would check for other opinions or maybe someone has similar experience.
Pretty sure someone can't just order up and pay for a security light on my property, right?